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Church of St Lawrence, Lechlade

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 November 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 129025

OS Grid Reference: SU2149499503
OS Grid Coordinates: 421494, 199503
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6939, -1.6904

Location: High Street, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3AB

Locality: Lechlade
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 3AB

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There is also a scheduled monument, Halfpenny Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

(east side)

10/180 Church of St. Lawrence


Anglican parish church. C13 foundation, completely rebuilt
mid/late C15, with clerestorey and north porch of early C16,
restored 1882 by Waller. Coursed and dressed Taynton stone, roofs
not visible. West tower with spire, nave with clerestorey and 4-
bay aisles, north porch, north and south chancel chapels of one bay
at end of aisles, chancel with north vestry. Tower of 3 stages
with offsets, large stepped diagonal buttresses with angle
pinnacles, embattled parapet, 8-sided spire with roll mouldings at
edges and gilt weathervane. Top stage has 2-light belfry openings
with continuous hood and dripmould and stringcourse over with
carved heads. Clockface to west with 3-light Perpendicular window
below with angel and shield at top of hoodmould over arched splayed
doorway with roll mouldings. Embattled nave parapet with straight
headed 4-light cusped clerestorey windows and sanctus bellcote to
east gable. Aisles and chancel chapels have plain parapets and 3-
light windows with 2 vertical drops over. North porch has
embattled parapet with pinnacles and carved figures along base,
square-headed dorway with carved stops, flat stone ceiling with
star rib pattern. South doorway in similar style with square
hoodmould with carved square stops and foliage spandrels. ChanceL
has pierced quatrefoil parapet in 2 rows set in lozenges and
circles, and 5-light east window in 2 tiers with flattened cusped
ogees with mouchettes to each light, in overall flattened arch
shape. Single storey north vestry has similar pierced parapet to
Interior: Nave rafter roof of early C16 on central ridge, of 4
bays with braced cross beams carried on wooden shafts to base of
clerestorey windows. Five-bay arcade including chancel chapels
with piers of 4 shafts and diagonally set square capitals. ChanceL
roof similar structure to nave, in 3 main bays each sub-divided
into 3 with gilded and painted bosses in easternmost bay, Vestry
door on north side is original with carved decoration. Piscina and
credence shelf in south east corner, rest of wall panelled in style
of reredos of 1897. C15 octagonal font at west end with canopied
niche over in pier of arcade. Several fine medieval brasses at
east end and also marble monuments including one by Nicholas Read
to Mrs Anne Simmons (died 1769) on south side of chancel. (David
Verey, Buildings of England - Gloucestershire: the Cotswolds,

Listing NGR: SU2149399507

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Source: English Heritage

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